From Chappell’s words of wisdom to the abysmal Vadodara ODI

Save them from the media! That was something Greg Chappell had said during his tenure as coach; I couldn’t agree more. There are some things that we, as TV/cricket watchers really don’t have to know. There are other things that need not be blown out of proportion.

On the eve of a interestingly poised Ind-Aus match, what do we hear in the news? Dhoni is smitten by Deepika Padukone. The headlines today segment yesturday made a great promo for a soap-opera. “Bollywood and cricket are the two things that sell..” sang the host. With a romantic number from “Om Shanti Om” playing, we were shown images of MS Dhoni walking the runway walk with his 1000 watt smile , followed by images of Deepika from the runway and from the new movie. MSD had apparently asked Shah Rukh Khan for a special screening of the movie and that was part of what the fuss is about. I won’t go into the details of the news segment. So what if he wants to see the movie? So what if he’s drooling over her?

Moving on, the segment before this was screaming about Sachin. “Its Sachin’s 400th ODI…” yada yada. Too much hype over all of this.

In case you haven’t heard, India performed abysmally in today’s match: partly due to umpiring errors, partly due to India’s own complacency. Right from Ganguly’s run out, disaster was written all over the scoreboard.

I’m pretty sure the media will have their stories circulating about this. People are already suggesting (here) that Dhoni should be chasing Deepika, not the cricket ball; that the Big three should retire and so on.

Cricket is a game and must be treated like one; one day we win, and a couple of days we lose. Why can’t we just leave it at that and cut down the hype?

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3 Responses to From Chappell’s words of wisdom to the abysmal Vadodara ODI

  1. idlidosa says:

    i am sure there are others who think the same but are just lazy to write about it 😉 i shall add your blog to my list to keep track of your posts…i hope that’s ok with u…

  2. vmminerva says:

    Glad that you dropped by. Thanks for adding me and I shall add yours to my list too.
    ~VMMienrva

  3. […] Alright, about the music, I think it a good mix a soft-sweet songs and racy item number. Of the 12 songs, 4 are remixed (faster pace with disco-ish feel), and one is the instrumental theme. In the version I received, Ajab Si is the first song, a very sweet, pleasantly haunting number rendered by KK. It is the kind of song you can listen to with your eyes closed and feel at peace. One refreshing thing about this song that I feel obliged to comment on is that there isn’t much of that distracting electronic music. I will guarantee you that listening to this once will have you humming it endlessly. Another tidbit I can’t resist holding back, it was this song that featured in the Headlines Today segment (speculating about the MS Dhoni and Deepika Padukone link) that I wrote about earlier. […]

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